Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

10 Mobile Apps That Boost My Everyday Productivity

April 29, 2013

If you were in attendance at the Central Florida Chapter event on Tuesday, April 23rd (we had the yummy breaded chicken dinner), this post will sound very familiar. If you couldn’t make it, shame on you! Kidding … but if you weren’t there, this is a summary of my presentation on mobile apps.

Why was I the one to talk about mobile apps? Well, I once told someone in the chapter that I never use a pen … at all. They correctly assumed that I know a lot about mobile apps (using, not building) and invited me to speak. So, of the 750,000+ apps out there, here are the 10 I use every day to make me more productive (and ink free).

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Technology – Taking Advantage of “The Cloud”

October 28, 2012

Before we can even have a realistic conversation about taking advantage of cloud computing, we have to actually understand what this is.

Cloud technology, when applied to a learning organization offers:

  • Anywhere, anytime access to learning applications
  • Instant scalability to meet the size of your learner population
  • Seamless compatibility with social and collaborative platforms and tools

Cloud computing is essentially a series of hosted computing systems.

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Orlando Economy – Educational STEM Crisis

April 14, 2012

This is something I heard about while I was at the Learning Solutions conference a few weeks ago. This is not just a crisis in the Central Florida market, but across the United States.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These are areas of expertise considered to be critical to our community and our country’s future.

In Orlando, this is an important thing, since we have a large employment sector that deals in engineering, defense, and the training of these career professionals.

Here is a link to the Orlando Science Center and several articles that discuss this topic:
http://www.osc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=126&Itemid=206

These are two videos of Dr. Ioannis N. Miaoulis, President and Director of the Museum of Science, Boston speaking in at the Orlando Science Center about this topic.

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